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This little piggy…

We love jamón, can’t get enough of it – my, even this blog is named after it.

There’s an early post about it too. If you’re vegetarian, it’s understood this won’t be so good – so feel free to lob a virtual fire-bomb our way.

Here are three videos from YouTube (two, subtle adverts). Enjoy the cute pigs, bendy knives and skilful slicing. It’s enough to make you give up meat…and maybe rock ‘n’ roll.

The first is about the pigs, the second about cutting the jamón (cortar = to cut) and the third the song made famous by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, ‘I love ham‘.

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Discussion

5 thoughts on “This little piggy…

  1. I love ham, but I have the reproachable habit of pulling off the excess fat…and it’s not going down all that well here in Spain 😉

    Posted by ladyofthecakes | April 20, 2013, 12:52 pm
    • We’re too greedy/unhealthy to pull the fat off! I know that when cooking traditional British dishes like roast beef that the fat marbling is meant to give the meat its flavour and shouldn’t be seen as a ‘bad thing’. Suspect the fat on jamón isn’t that flavourful but happy to be put right on this. We bought a pre-packed ‘Spanish selection’ thing from the local supermarket here in London recently and it wasn’t very nice – tasted of plastic.

      Posted by con jamón | April 21, 2013, 11:39 am
  2. Excellent!

    Posted by Marianne | April 20, 2013, 6:37 am
    • It’s amazing just how many films there are on YouTube about jamón! And it’s easy sometimes to forget where our food actually comes from. Wonder if Joan Jett has ever seen the film!

      Posted by con jamón | April 21, 2013, 11:35 am
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